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Theo Walcott looks destined to quit Arsenal in January, with a move to the North-West now mooted, while Man Utd and Chelsea will be back in for a Bayern Munich star in the summer, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.



Everton have made enquiries about Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, according to reports on Wednesday.

The Gunners look ready to sanction the departure of their long-serving winger, who has dropped hugely out of favour under Arsene Wenger this season.

Both his former club Southampton and West Ham have been heavily linked – but now the Daily Mail claims it is Everton who look most likely to sign him and bring him to the North-West.

Walcott is yet to start in the Premier League this season, but it’s claimed Sam Allardyce believes the forward is exactly the player they need to add more goals to their frontline.

Allardyce picked Walcott in the only squad of his short-lived reign as England manager, bringing him on as his second substitute in September 2016’s 1-0 win over Slovakia.

And the new Everton boss sees Walcott as a solution to the lack of pace he inherited in his sluggish side.


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